Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to some of the few remaining mountain gorillas on earth, and this safari will take you there. With exquisite mountain lodges, hikes in the forest, and the possibility of close encounters with mountain gorillas, this safari is an unforgettable experience. Wind up the experience with a city tour of Kampala visiting places like the Historical Kasubi Tombs, a Slum dwelling, the Uganda museum, Ndere cultural center among others.
Upon your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will proceed to take your in bound flight to Kihihi or Kisoro. The flight normally takes between one hour and two hours . Upon landing at the air strip you will be picked and transferred to your lodge.
Overnight stay at Mutanda Lake Resort ( or similar depending on the gorilla family you will be trekking) .
Meals include lunch and dinner.
Travel Time: About 1 hour 30 minutes of flight if it’s a direct flight.
Breakfast is served early morning and remember to carry your packed lunch as you leave the lodge. Head to the park headquarters to meet your experienced park rangers for a thorough pre-trekking briefing. The rangers are your guides for the day. We begin the day’s excursion that may last from two to eight hours. Enjoy every moment of the hike en route in the midst of this impenetrable forest. The tracker leads you into the secret paths looking for a habituated gorilla family. The day’s tracking is normally guided by where the gorillas were left the previous day. Once found you will approach the gorillas quietly and settle to observe for an unforgettable hour with them. Watch the adults forage and groom each other. You will be under the watchful gaze of the great silverback whose soft brown eyes constantly sweep over his family. At the end of the tracking, we return to the lodge to relax and relive our unforgettable experience. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail by the campfire as you listen to the characteristic sounds of Bwindi forest. However, depending on your return time and state of body, you may choose to delight in encounters with the surrounding Batwa community; watch the magical motions and rhythms of traditional Ugandan dances and feast your eyes on local invaluable craft works of the community on sale. (At a small added cost). Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After an early breakfast we shall depart for Kampala driving through the hilly Kigezi area fondly referred to as the little Switzerland of Africa. We shall stop in Mbarara town for lunch and at the Uganda equator for a photographic moment or to pick a souvenir before finally arriving in Kampala for the overnight.
Meals include breakfast and lunch.
Travel time: About 9 hours
This day we shall embark on the city tour of Kampala visiting places like, the Uganda martyrs shrine Namugongo, the Uganda museum, the Kabaka’s palace among others if time allows. Depending on the day of the week we could wind up the evening with a cultural performance at the Ndere centre.
Overnight at Emin Pasha Hotel booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Meals include breakfast
After a relaxed breakfast, depending on your flight we shall depart for the airport, en route we could visit Awegys School in Kigo. Later on we shall proceed to the airport for your outbound flight. END OF SERVICES.